Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Mercurial on Windows

I’ve downloaded version 1.5 of Mercurial for windows. Install was seamless and now I’ve got a command line to play with.

Lucky me, the setup has added “hg” to the path. I hate it when it does not do that. Since I already have a project this is what I’ve done:

> hg help

Help screen with many options.

> cd TestProject
> hg init
> hg status | less
'less' is not recognized as an internal or external command,
operable program or batch file.
> hg status | more
<A list of files all marked with “
?” at the beginning>
> hg add *
> hg status | more

Now all files are marked as added.

> hg commit
<Write  a comment>
> hg status | more
Empty line.

I notice that there is some not related directory:

> hg remove BrowserTest
> hg commit
Write a comment.

Now there is some weird zap file in my working directory. I wonder what it is…

To Be Continued …

The best part is that your entire repository for a given project is located in “.hg” directory!!!!